You can now disable Pinterest pinning on your Hubs

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  1. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

    We noted that several users had concerns about having their Hubs pinned on the social network Pinterest.

    You can now disallow pinning by checking off the checkbox on this page:

    My Account > Profile > Social Networks

    Checking this box will do two things:
    1. It will remove the "Pin It" button on all of your Hubs
    2. It will serve up a message saying pinning is not allowed to those pinning using the Pinterest bookmarklet in their browser

    1. snakeslane profile image83
      snakeslaneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am impressed with Hub Pages' quick work on this issue. smile

      1. oceansnsunsets profile image87
        oceansnsunsetsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Snakeslane, I am also, that was pretty impressive, because it was starting to seem impossible considering all things. 

        All should be very happy now! smile

      2. loveofnight profile image80
        loveofnightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        So am I

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Very prompt response.  Much appreciated.

    3. overads profile image57
      overadsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i like hubpages big_smile

    4. Glenn Stok profile image99
      Glenn Stokposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Jason,  I wonder if the change to the code to opt out of Pinterst has introduced the other problem that I reported...

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/93816

  2. SimeyC profile image96
    SimeyCposted 6 years ago

    Excellent! Well done!

  3. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    The lynch mob quietly recedes... big_smile

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      a bit strong in my case. I just didn't want it on my hubs, not get rid of it totally. wink

      1. paradigmsearch profile image92
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile

        I just went and pinned a forum thread.

        1. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
          FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I just republished all my photo galleries I had of my cat. Six of them. I think I'll not publish anything new for the next couple of days so not as to annoy people using the feed on the home page.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image92
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I'll go pin a couple of them.


            Just Kidding!


            My forum thread pin already has 4 likes.


            [edit: Cute kitty cat. I just tweeted the critter.]

            1. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
              FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              smile

  4. SimeyC profile image96
    SimeyCposted 6 years ago

    I want an option to make the button much larger! lol

    1. paradigmsearch profile image92
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      +1

    2. oceansnsunsets profile image87
      oceansnsunsetsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, now that is funny!

      I am still undecided, but I have come full circle it seems and I think I will leave the pin it button up for now!  Traffic is a good thing, and I am convinced that as fast as that site is moving up in Alexa, etc, that its a benefit, not a detriment.

      Anyway regardless, that is hilarious, the option to make it much larger! haha

  5. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    As for me, I continue to be pro-pin.smile

  6. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    Great work, Jason. Thanks.

  7. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 6 years ago

    You all can go pin all my hubs! I don't mind. The traffic from Pinterest has been great for me.

    @ Jason, can you choose which hubs to place the button on or is it all or nothing?

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      As someone who disabled my button so I could republish my photo galleries of Amy, I can tell you that it is indeed all or nothing.

    2. Jason Menayan profile image60
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      All or nothing. smile

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Jason and Flora!

      2. profile image0
        kelleywardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Jason I published a hub today and went to try and pin it and it has been removed from my latest hub. I checked and the box on my profile is not checked to disable pinterest so not sure what to do now.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image92
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Your pics are too small. Put in a bigger first pic, and the button will show.

          1. profile image0
            kelleywardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks! That was all the author of the book had. Didn't know had to be a certain size. I just went to Pinterest and posted it from there. Thanks again for the good information!

      3. jacharless profile image81
        jacharlessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Jason Rocks!

    3. Sinea Pies profile image73
      Sinea Piesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Cardisa, you have noticed a big increase in traffic? That's encouraging.

  8. jenniferrpovey profile image90
    jenniferrpoveyposted 6 years ago

    Thank you. I've disabled it until Pinterest tweaks or clarifies their TOS. At that point, pin away wink.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I just discovered a Pinterest user who has done 214,530 Likes. That mouse of his must be on life support by now...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image92
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What the... Now it's 216,066 Likes.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image92
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, paradigmsearch has just realized that there are Pinterest apps.

        1. Cardisa profile image92
          Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Lol, I wonder if that person's finger hurts from clicking that mouse or maybe the mouse is feeling a bit woozy...lol

          1. paradigmsearch profile image92
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            He's now at 218,206 Likes.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image92
              paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              This means he's doing over 1,000 Likes every 10 minutes.

              1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
                Anna Marie Bowmanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                It's me!  I love everything!  It's a side-affect of my medication.

                1. paradigmsearch profile image92
                  paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  I'm still trying to decide if I want the app that enables him to do this. I've already made one attempt to find it, but was unsuccessful.

                  1. Rosie2010 profile image73
                    Rosie2010posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Maybe there is a prize for the most pins in a day!  like, "King of Pins" button, or  something. smile

  10. Astra Nomik profile image54
    Astra Nomikposted 6 years ago

    Pinterest serves up a willing audience, as do many social media. I like the extra traffic my hubs are getting thanks to the Pinterest feature, and others have said similar on the hubs. It's a nice option to have in case things ever change.

    Pinterest can send pinned material to Facebook or Twitter, so it's a great way to spread the Hub love. As long as it's used carefully, it's a great feature. Thank you for taking everyone's views on board.

  11. stugod profile image76
    stugodposted 6 years ago

    Pin on down for me. The more the merrier.

  12. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 6 years ago

    No problems on my ends. Traffic from the site has increased for me dramatically....so Pin it!.....cool

    1. Camille Harris profile imageSTAFF
      Camille Harrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's great to hear, Luis! It's what we suspected all along.

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
        LuisEGonzalezposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's me who owes you a ton of thanks..........big_smile

  13. Greekgeek profile image92
    Greekgeekposted 6 years ago

    Thanks very much for this! I really, really appreciate the way you've listened to and figured out something that works for everyone!

    ETA: Drat, I'm on my iPad -- visiting an elderly grandma this week -- and can't edit my Pinterest Copyright hub to add this info until I get home. I will do once I'm there!

  14. tirelesstraveler profile image78
    tirelesstravelerposted 6 years ago

    Ah...the things you can learn on forums. What would happen to me without you Jason? Pinterest is news to me. Still don't have an opinion. I am sure my family knows all about pinning. Asking them what they think about pinning will be on my list tomorrow.

  15. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 6 years ago

    I've disabled it for now as I'm quite busy and will have to take a look into it before I allow pinning. I'd have no problem if there wouldn't be a whole flood of comments saying they didn't want it big_smile

  16. Peggy W profile image97
    Peggy Wposted 6 years ago

    Does anyone know that if we include youtube videos in our hubs (ones we did not make) is that allowable for pinning?  I understand photos must be original or ones correctly attributed.

    Is it true that once posted...whether we pin it or not...the photos belong to that site to be used however they wish?

    1. Jason Menayan profile image60
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I can't speak on behalf of Pinterest, and I may be wrong here, but my understanding is that Pinterest's TOS allows it store and reprint on its site "full-size" images from your Hubs. I don't think they have any interest in selling your photos, or assuming ownership of them, although they do store pinned photos on their servers.

      Any time photos are publicly visible, then there's a chance for someone to steal photos without asking. The only way to prevent this from happening is to not publish images on any public site anywhere. It's just the nature of the Internet and Web technologies.

  17. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Jason.  I'm glad you gave us a way to disable it. I was always concerned that Pinterest did not carry credits forward when someone pins an image that we used with proper credits as requested by the site we originally found it. (taking a breath cool ).

  18. kittyjj profile image70
    kittyjjposted 6 years ago

    Thank your for giving us the control over "pin it".  smile

  19. profile image0
    Giselle Maineposted 6 years ago

    Thank you Jason.  I now have Pinterest disabled on my hubs, and am thrilled to have the option to do so.  Now I can put back some of my own original photos which I had removed earlier! This is fantastic, thanks for giving us the option to control whether our hubs can be pinned.

  20. Peggy W profile image97
    Peggy Wposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Jason.  For now I disallowed Pinterest in order to become more informed about it.  While increased views would be nice, since it was an all or nothing proposition, I'm not sure that I want all of my original photos released to the public and lose my rights to them, especially since I have included photos of some of my original artwork.

  21. Rosie2010 profile image73
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    Thanks, Jason and Hubpages.  It is always nice to have a choice.  Personally, I love pinning.  I don't pin other hubbers' hubs unless we follow each other on Pinterest.  But for those who might want to pin my hubs... Please, pin away. smile

  22. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years ago

    I like choices, and this decision came awfully quick.  I can't win for losing when it comes to tech.  Until I fully understand the whole process of pinning, I will stay away from my PIN button.  I don't want to get carried away and become a pinning fool.  I am already addicted to HubPages, and I may branch out to pinning.  Who knows?

  23. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 6 years ago

    Now I know you can pin your own hubs I am going to do a few a day, just to see if it does bring any more traffic, at least by doing my own I know I won't tread on any toes! lol! unless anyone says they don't mind me adding their's.

  24. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years ago

    Auuuuggggghhhhhhhh!  Thanks for the info, Glenn.

  25. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    So, if I understood Jason's OP saying that we could now disable the "Pinterest" button on our hubs...(globally--thank you for that time-saver!), it seemed that he also indicated there would be an advisory notice instead saying that "pinning" was not allowed on that hub. 
    I have checked several of my hubs at random, and I do not see that at all.  It does not matter whether or not I am signed in.

    1. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The advisory comes up when someone tries to Pin your Hub on Pinterest - it's not on the Hub!

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        That's correct. Also, the Pin It buttons are removed.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
          DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          OIC-- thank your for that clarification.  And yes, the buttons disappeared instantly.  smile

  26. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    Very good, Jason - I'm pleased to see that Hubpages.com is listening to it's users.

    I think the "all or nothing" is entirely fair and reasonable.

    Of course I understand why some folks don't want to be pinned, can we get an auto redirect thing going that suggests that they pin my less successful product hubs?

    Someone once told me that if I failed to ask for things that I'd never get them....

    1. Jason Menayan profile image60
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately, that message that's served up is through Pinterest, and we have no way to alter it. smile

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        LOL!

        Thanks again and thanks anyway!

        :-)

  27. Lizam1 profile image79
    Lizam1posted 6 years ago

    I have pinned a couople of things but now when I enter to pin via twitter it says there is no link.  I haven't changed any settings.....anyone suggest anything.  Why do some think pinning is not a good idea?

  28. Game Obsessed profile image69
    Game Obsessedposted 6 years ago

    This is great news and thankyou for acting so fast on the subject.

  29. LetitiaFT profile image81
    LetitiaFTposted 6 years ago

    Great! Thanks for providing us with a Pinterest opt-out! I read Greekgeek's comprehensive article on the topic (http://greekgeek.hubpages.com/hub/Is-Pi … Violations). I don't mind "people" pinning my photos, on the contrary. However I do mind Pinterest owning the copyright to them,and I certainly don't want to hand over to Pinterest the copyright to photos other people have entrusted to me!

 
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